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San Diego, Cal. On May 4, 1898, he was appointed Regimental Surgeon and Major to the San Diego Regiment of Minute Men, N. G. C., U. S. Grant, Jr, commanding. In 1903, without any solicitation upon his part, he was nominated by the Democratic party and elected by a handsome majority over one of the most popular Republicans of San Diego, a member of the Board of Library Trustees.

The doctor's two beautiful and charming daughters, Virginia and Katharan, have always been leaders in their own social set. Virginia graduated at Stanford University, 1899, with great honors. The following year she married Wilber Charles McNeil of Sioux City, Ia. Mr. McNeil is a member of the firm of H. C. McNeil & Son, and was born and reared in the said city and received his early education there. In 1898 he graduated from Leland Stanford University, receiving the degree of A. B. He is a member of the Masonic Fraternity. There are three children by this marriage: Marion Hearne, born Apr. 22, 1902, died April 28, 1902; Joseph Hearne, born Feb. 8, 1904, and Eleanor Marie, born Oct. 29, 1905. The doctor's second daughter, Katharan, spends a great deal of her time in foreign travel, being greately interested in art and music.

Dr. Hearne was married to his present wife, Miss Bernice Kroushopf of Colorado, July 3, 1905. Miss Kroushopf is the daughter of Geo. W. Krouskopf, one of Colorado's oldest and most prominent families. She was born in Colorado Oct. 5, 1875, and received her education at Wolft Hall, a private school in Denver.

On March 8, 1906, the doctor completed and opened for the use of his own patients a Private Surgical Hospital, which in appointment and equipment is acknowledged to be equaled by none. Surgeons connected with the foreign battle ships visiting the harbor of San Diego are loud in its praise and say that there is no hospital abroad, public or private, that equals it. It has accommodations for twenty-five patients and is fully equipped.

The following from the New York Medical Examiner, Oct., 1891, gives more in detail and contains many prominent points omitted in the foregoing short biography:

Joseph Carter Hearne, A. M., M. D., 32 degrees, Chief Surgeon of the Hannibal & St. Joseph Railroad Co.

With this issue of the Medical Examiner we have the pleasure of presenting to our many readers a portrait of Joseph C. Hearne,

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